|Her Sound Became my Prayer - Grids/Units/Planes|
Grids/Units/Planes is Andrew Foley of Brisbane, Australia. His slick, unique production style forges a brilliant mix of IDM and electronic shoegaze. Only five tracks deep, this album visits a multitude of textures. The title track combines elements of M83 and Album Leaf with spoken word, plucked synths, building to a brilliant wall of sound. "Kaleidoscopes and Cathedrals" has a music box quality and the feel of some later Boards of Canada material...
Keywords: no-source; electronic; IDM; shoegaze
|Blue - Tardiss|
Tardiss return with their third release on No-Source and their most intricate release to date. This five track EP is made up of rich textures, full arrangements, and a brilliant sense of wonder. "Blue" begins with the epic "Missing Lincoln". The track shifts from complex synth work and commuting IDM rhythms to a more acoustic sounding down tempo piece, before bring it all together in crescendo. The second track, "Define Grit", induces a vision of urban cinematography...
Keywords: no-source; electronic; IDM; down tempo
|Picture puzzle pattern door - Sekotis|
Tom Stokes returns with another Sekotis album on No-Source. "Picture puzzle pattern door" further melds the worlds of IDM and Post Rock. The track "Rivers & Mountains" sparks the album into existence with very little electronics. The piece is comprised almost entirely of cleverly layered guitar work. The second track, "The suns that teach the sky to dance" juxtaposes playful electronic melodies with distorted glitch beats...
Keywords: no-source; electronic; IDM; postrock; indietronic; instrumental
|Death City Able - Tardiss|
Tardiss are back with five brand new tracks, keeping with the analogue, Boards of Canada quality we all know and love. “Death City Able” is a structured city-scape. Saw-wave synths, downtempo beats and backwards guitars usher in “Mono Overdrive” in a late night cruise through some deserted downtown metropolis. “Red Eye Open Shut” is a short, melodic ambient synth piece. A dream of other worlds before another day in the bustling city...
Keywords: no-source; electronic; downtempo; ambient; idm
|All It Takes - Multi-Panel|
"All It Takes" is the third album by Multi-Panel, the solo project of Ludo Maas. Native to the Netherlands, Ludo has been perfecting his style of loop based electronic music pared with vocals and acoustic guitar. On "All It Takes", Maas blends Lo-fi IDM with Americana, creating a decidedly cinematic experience. Each track blends to the next like scenes in a movie. Nostalgic guitar rifts become the canvas for the synthetic flourishes and expressive synth work...
Keywords: no-source; idm; americana; acoustic; folktronic
|Thisistar - Tardiss|
It's great to welcome back Tardiss to No-Source with their brand new album, "Thisistar." This album picks up where "Blue" left off, further refining their sound into something that full bridges lo-fi indietronic and hi-fi IDM. The album kicks off with the over nine minute sprawling epic "Willbury Road." Downtempo beats are the center stage for this album. Long rhythmic grooves intersect with short interludes before fading out in the last few minutes of the album with the majestic ambient piece "...
Keywords: no-source; electronic; ambient; lo-fi; indie; IDM; downtempo
|Two - Fukkitol|
Fukkitol's new EP "Two", is a whirlwind of ideas, emotions, and sounds all collage together into five pieces of experimental electro-acoustic IDM. The first track "jobb Ingen" could be mistaken as something by AFX while the second track travels from quiet piano to elctro-prog rock, to some sort of low key Aphex Twin piece. Tracks three and five remind me of some of Four Tet's more experimental work...
Keywords: no-source; netlabel; acoustic; electronic; experimental; idm; abstract
|TinyBrightStatic - Majka Is Board|
Majka Is Board is Robert McAdam of Scotland. TinyBrightStatic may be Robert's first effort under this moniker but his years of musical experience easily show through. Four lovely instrumental electro-pop tunes have been crafted for your listening pleasure; ambient , progressive, and dance - equal parts fun, retro, and chill. The title track kicks it off with a catchy melody. You'll swear that vocals are going to kick in at any moment but Majka keep it purely instrumental...
Keywords: no-source; netlabel; electronic; idm; electro-pop; instrumental; progressive; chip-tune